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A Perennial Valentine - Valentine Bleeding Heart
Looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift for that special someone? Give a gift that brings joy and beauty year after year.
Add a Bit of Patriot Flare to Your Garden
Add a little patriot flare to the garden with a bit of paint, a few flags and a few new plants.
Balsam Fir Christmas Tree
The smell of a freshly cut balsam fir is a fragrant part of many holiday celebrations.
Budget-wise and Eco-friendly Seed Starting
Don’t let a tight budget stop you from starting seeds indoors. Get creative and involve the whole family in the process.
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Celebrate Mother's Day in a Public Garden
Celebrate Mother’s Day and National Public Gardens Day with a visit to your favorite public garden or arboretum.
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Celebrate National Gardening Week
Gardening is good for the mind, body and spirit, so let's celebrate National Gardening Week by sharing this healthful and fun hobby with others.
The Royal Horticulture Society started National Gardening Week in 2011. The goal is to beautify communities, neighborhoods, green spaces and the environment through gardening. The 2015 theme is "Start Something Beautiful."
Cleaning and Storing Plant Pots
Piles of plastic pots fill the sheds and garages of gardeners across the country. Don’t throw these in the trash. Rather look for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle plant pots.
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Convert Mailbox into In-garden Tool Storage
Decrease wasted time and increase your gardening efficiency by keeping your tools and gloves handy whenever gardening.
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Create Your Own Holiday Centerpiece
Don’t let the holiday rush and winter weather ruin your holiday party. Take a few minutes to walk through your garden and gather a few items to create a holiday centerpiece.
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Creative Plant Labels
Tired of trying to read faded plastic labels or having them turn brittle and break into pieces? Try creating something new and longer lasting.
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Easy and Free Homemade Berry Harvest Basket
Whether harvesting from your own garden or visiting a Pick-Your-Own Farm, nothing beats the fresh flavor of homegrown berries. And managing the harvest as you work your way down each row does not have to be messy and cumbersome or result in a pile of mushy fruit.
Easy Holiday Decoration and Gift Project for Children
Keep youngsters busy throughout the holidays with these fast and easy garden projects. Not only will they have fun, but these make great table decorations and gifts for family and friends.
Fall and Winter Care for Groundcovers
Falling leaves make a great mulch in the woods, but can spell death for groundcovers and the lawn. Make clean up easy for you and good for the environment.
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Family Fun Feeding the Birds
Plants are the easiest way to bring birds into your landscape, but you may want to increase the number and diversity of winged visitors by supplementing with a few feeders.
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Fast and Easy DIY Patriotic Pots for the 4th of July
Didn't plant a red, white and blue garden or container for the 4th of July? No worries. Just break out some paint and creativity and you'll be set to celebrate in style.
Father's Day Garden Gift Ideas
Combine a bit of gardening and your imagination to create a memorable gift for Father's Day.
Fold Your Own Origami Paper Pots
Recycle your old newspapers into biodegradable pots for starting seeds this year. It is a money-saving activity the whole family will enjoy.
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From the Landscape to Holiday Decorations
Add a personal touch to your holidays by creating decorations from evergreens, berries, cones and seedpods harvested from your landscape.
Gardening on a Budget
We are all looking for ways to make our dollars go further. And that includes landscaping and gardening projects.
Get Outdoors and Improve Your Family's Health
June 12th is National Get Outdoors Day. So gather the family and head out to the garden.
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Gift Ideas for Father's Day
Looking for the perfect gift for dad? Consider the gift of time.
Help him enjoy gardening more or reduce time spent gardening, so he has more time to fish, golf or just relax under a shade tree.
Green Thumb Award Winner Biomarkers
It’s that time of year when your mailbox or inbox is filled with garden catalogs. Take advantage of the beautiful pictures and great ideas to help plan additions and changes to this year’s garden.
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Grow a Few Christmas Gifts
Help small children handle the anticipation and adults deal with the stress of the holidays while creating a few homegrown gifts.
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Grow Your Own Favorite Recipe
Picture this - Your guest reaches over and plucks a sprig of mint from a planter to add to their iced tea or Mojito. Nothing beats the fresh-from-the-garden flavor or fun of ingredients right from your own garden.
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Harvesting Flowers for Drying
Enjoy your garden’s beauty year round. Harvest and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft project or as gifts for friends and family.
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Kid's Garden Activities
Don't let winter weather and busy schedules damper young gardeners' enthusiasm. Research shows kids that are exposed to gardens and nature have fewer problems with ADHD, perform better in school and are overall less stressed and happier.
Leaf Activity for Kids
Get outdoors and enjoy the colors, smells and sounds of fall. And be sure to collect a few colorful leaves along the way.
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Make Your Own Icy Luminaries
Fire and candles have long been used to guide and welcome travelers and guests. Give this tradition a twist by making your own icy luminaries this winter.
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Making and Using a Cold Frame
Get a jump on the growing season by using a cold frame. Build your own and be kind to the environment and your budget by using reclaimed wood and old window sashes or storm doors.
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May is National Physical Fitness Month: Get the Kids Outdoors
Celebrate National Physical Fitness Month this May by getting the whole family out into the garden. It is a great way to stretch, increase muscle strength, reduce stress and improve your mood. And if your garden includes some vegetables you will be increasing your health and fitness with nutritious and flavorful homegrown produce.
If you steal a kiss under the mistletoe this season, you might like to know a bit more about its history.
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Must-Have Garden Tools Make Great Gifts
Whether new or experienced, every gardener appreciates the gift of good garden tools.
National Christmas Tree Celebrations
Whether it is a fir, pine or spruce, a real evergreen tree has long been part of family, community and national Christmas traditions.
New Ways to Display Pumpkins
Fall is pumpkin time. Find new ways to display these fall favorites.
Did you know the traditional holiday spice nutmeg is not really a nut? It's actually the seed of an evergreen, native to the Spice Islands of Indonesia.
Pallets Add Function and Beauty to the Landscape
Upcycle old pallets into fences, compost bins, planters and even sheds.
Plastic Lumber for the Landscape
While “milk does a body good,” its’ recycled cartons can also do some good in the garden.
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Recycle Wrapping Paper into Decorative Pots
Don't throw away that wrapping paper. Give it and other scrap paper a second life in creating decoupage pots for your garden.
Recycle, Don't Bag or Burn, Fall Leaves
Think of fall leaves as fertilizer falling from the sky, not an annoyance to be raked and removed. Recycle these nutrient-rich packets back into your landscape.
Tree leaves contain 50 to 80 percent of the nutrients the plants absorb from the air and soil throughout the growing season. Recycle these nutrients back into the soil to benefit future plantings.
Recycling Coffee Grounds
Put coffee grounds and filters to work improving your garden’s beauty and productivity.
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Reduce Stress - Visit a Conservatory
The holidays are a wonderful time for family, friends and neighbors to gather, feast and exchange gifts. It can also be a stressful time overfilled with festivities. So take a break and visit a nearby conservatory this winter.
Research has shown, and gardeners know, that plants and gardening are good for the mind, body and spirit. Just being surrounded by greenery can lower your blood pressure and elevate your mood.
Conservatories are glass buildings that were constructed in colder climates to overwinter citrus and other tender or rare plants. You often can find birds and occasionally small animals along with plants in these heated glass buildings.
But conservatories are not just glass houses filled with pretty plants. They serve as a space for relaxation, a site to conserve endangered species and educate the public about the environment.
A bit more information: Conservatories originated in the 16th century, but experienced great growth and increased popularity during the late 19th century. If there isn't a conservatory in your neighborhood, plan a visit to your local florist or garden center.
Sealed Lid Seed Sprouting
Increase seed starting success and fun with the sealed lid method my friend and horticulturist Bob Polomski learned from his father.
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Selection and Care of Christmas Trees
The holidays are here and for many that means, it’s time to head out to the Christmas tree lot. Selection is the first step to insuring a beautiful tree throughout the holiday season
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Share the Gift of Gardening
As gardeners, we know how digging in the soil improves our mood, reduces stress and makes us smile. Share this joy by giving a gift of gardening this holiday season.
Skip the Rubber Mulch
Gardeners are always searching for better looking, longer lasting and less expensive mulches. Rubber mulch has been advertised as an attractive and permanent alternative. Think twice before using rubber mulch in the landscape.
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Upcycle Pool Noodles into the Garden
Don't throw away those worn out or forgotten pool noodles. Put them to work in the garden.
Weed Control in the Garden
No matter the time of the season, weeds seem to grow and thrive. Keeping them under control will give you a healthier, more productive and attractive garden.
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Wine Bottles - Out of the Recycling Bin and into the Garden
Stop! Don't recycle those wine bottles, instead give them a second life in your garden.